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GM To Restore Corvettes Swallowed By Sinkhole

General Motors has vowed to repair the Corvettes that were swallowed up by a sinkhole in Kentucky Wednesday.

GM To Restore Corvettes Swallowed By Sinkhole
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Eight Corvettes from the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky will get a facelift after being swallowed up by a sinkhole Wednesday. 

Check out this video of the cars literally falling into the ground. The hole was reportedly 40 feet wide and about 30 feet deep. (Via ABC)

"They are planning to restore all eight cars... General Motors design team will mange the restoration project."  (Via CBNC)

"But they say that simply removing the wreckage from that pit will be a pain stacking process, one they say could take weeks." (Via Fox News)

In a press release from GM, obtained by AutoBlog, the company's executive vice president of global product development said, "The vehicles at the National Corvette Museum are some of the most significant in automotive history. There can only be one 1-millionth Corvette ever built. We want to ensure as many of the damaged cars are restored as possible so fans from around the world can enjoy them when the Museum reopens."

 

Which the Los Angeles Times points out is important — as car fans have taken the news pretty seriously. 

"This is absolutely a significant event in the car world... The Corvette is the most collected vehicle in the U.S. in terms of numbers. It’s America’s sports car."

Aside from fixing the cars, the ground will also have to be replaced in order to provide a safe environment for visitors as well as the cars. (Via  Autoweek

GM officials says they hope to have the cars up to speed and the building repaired in time for the Museums 20th Anniversary Celebration in August.